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Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” reveal…

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firef…

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a F…

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

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SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a…

Tupperware is partying like it's 1965

Tupperware is partying like it's 1965

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is soci…

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

  • Witches, Warlocks, and Wizards

    The University of Texas Permian Basin will host it's Third Annual Halloween Symposium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will feature literature, lore and more on everything from "The New Coven: Digital Witchcraft in the Age of the Pandemic" to La Llorona, the Weeping Woman of Hispanic folklore. The public is invited to attend. The symposium will be conducted live through Microsoft Teams. The link to join is: https://tinyurl.com/yxh37jxq

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Texas Book Festival 2020

    For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend will be held entirely online. This virtual festival will take place from October 31 through November 15, offering two full weeks of free virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children! The 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival will also take place during the two-week virtual festival, featuring conversations with acclaimed Young Adult authors aimed at teenage readers.

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    Odessa woman dies after two-vehicle collision

    A 26-year-old Odessa woman has died following a major collision that occurred Thursday evening in central Odessa.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • Police searching for hit and run suspect

    Police searching for hit and run suspect

    The Odessa Police Department is reportedly looking for a person involved in a hit and run investigation.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    Woman charged with assaulting boyfriend with knife, fork, frying pan

    An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly assaulted her boyfriend with a knife, a fork and frying pan.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • 3 people die, including infant, in 4-vehicle collision

    3 people die, including infant, in 4-vehicle collision

    Three people died, including a 9-month-old girl, in a four-vehicle collision north of Goldsmith.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
  • 2 critically injured in crash

    2 critically injured in crash

    Two people are in critical condition following a major crash that occurred Thursday in Central Odessa.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • OC delays start Wednesday; ECISD to make decision in the morning

    OC delays start Wednesday; ECISD to make decision in the morning

    A decision on when to start school at ECISD will not be made until early tomorrow once roads are assessed, according to a Twitter post.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Permian Basin gets freezing temps

    Permian Basin gets freezing temps

    The Permian Basin is projected to see a stint of cold weather for the next 48 hours with potential for snow around Southeast New Mexico and the potential for an ice storm around eastern parts of the Permian Basin.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • GUEST VIEW: President Trump visits Permian Basin

    GUEST VIEW: President Trump visits Permian Basin

    The Permian Basin is ready for a comeback and President Trump’s commitment this week to such is a vital piece of the roaring economy we have all experienced in the Permian Basin. In his visit to West Texas on Wednesday President Trump committed to three new international pipelines and railway bridge permits between Mexico and Texas. This is a critical investment in energy and transportation infrastructure.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

    Ector County ISD on Tuesday became the first school district in the nation to partner with SpaceX to provide broadband service to families with poor or no internet access.

  • Sunday, October 25, 2020
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local GOP wants open government

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Local GOP wants open government

    In a recent Letter to the Editor entitled, “Odessans Beware on City Council Races”, Kirk Edwards made some observations that need clarification. What the Ector County Republican Party is and does seem to have been insufficiently and incorrectly communicated to many, if not most, voters.

Top Businesses

John's Corner

John's Corner

tel. 432-362-0004

3827 N Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

John's Corner in Odessa TX John's Corner is a landscaping and nursery garden solutions company located in Odessa, TX. John's specializes in various gardening areas such as: organic solutions, flowers, house plants, beddings plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, and much more. With the correct guidance and solutions, John's employees are equipped with the knowledge and experience to improve your gardening area. Our garden center is based in the vicinity of Ector & Midland Counties, so if your garden is undergoing rough times, we have the products to help. These products include; Ferti-lome, Soil Mender, Roundup, Turfmark, Scott’s Ortho, Green Light, and Hi-yield.Our reputation speaks for itself; John’s Corner has won Best Nursery in the Odessa American Reader’s Choice Poll for 10 years in a row. If you are located in Andrews, Odessa, Midland, Permian Basin, or Ector County, we are here to fulfill all of your gardening or landscaping needs.

Odessa American

Odessa American

tel. 432-337-4661

222 E 4th St, Odessa, TX 79761

Basin Podiatry

Basin Podiatry

tel. 432-550-3668

2626 JBS Parkway, Odessa, TX 79761

We provide high quality medical care for your feet and ankles. Patient care is our top priority. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care of the foot and ankle in a Christian and patient environment. Our number one priority is patient care and to see that you feel comfortable in our office. We want you to know that we will go above and beyond to accommodate all of our patients!

OA Advertising

OA Advertising

tel. 432-333-7602

222 E. 4th Street, Odessa, TX 79760

Print and Digital Advertising couldn't be easier. The Odessa American delivers world-class journalism to the Permian Basin’s most influential audiences. We specialize in connecting our engaged consumers to marketers by utilizing OA print, mobile, digital, social media and high-level live event platforms. This allows us to present unparalleled advertising and sponsorship opportunities for brands looking to reach a high-quality consumer and alignment with best-in-class content.   Whether you’re a local store owner looking to promote your business or a corporate marketer responsible for multiple locations, we offer a suite of solutions that deliver the leads you desire.     Find out what opportunities are available on our multi-channel platforms for your brand. Download our Digital Media Guide today.

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Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” reveal…

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

Rising infections complicate rules for New York-area travel

Updated:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firef…

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PET OF THE WEEK: mocha

PET OF THE WEEK: mocha

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Mocha, a 9-month-old male Chihuahua mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Moch…

PET OF THE WEEK: chance

PET OF THE WEEK: chance

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Chance, a 9-week old male kitten, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Chance or a…

GOOD NEWS: Therapy Dogs

GOOD NEWS: Therapy Dogs

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Volunteers from Therapy Dogs International Chapter No. 326 participated in the drive-through Trunk or Treat Oct. 24 at the Midl…

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

GOOD NEWS: Supporting the Blue

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Haley Christie recently treated the Odessa Police Department officers to Starbucks.